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Making Contact – May 26, 2008

British-Pakistani author, Tariq Ali, is one of the world’s leading historians and speakers on South Asia, U.S. foreign policy and the so-called clash of civilizations. This past March, before an audience at the Left Forum in New York City, Alternative Radio’s founder and host, David Barsamian, spoke with Mr. Ali. They talked about Pakistan’s history, … Continued


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Making Contact – April 25, 2008

UC Berkeley graduate students, Abigail Curtis and Angélica Marín, take us to the streets of Richmond, California. We meet Jairo, a 17-year old boy who dreams of playing professional soccer. Those plans are put on hold when his parents are deported.


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Making Contact – April 4, 2008

Health care in prisons and jails across the U.S. is in a state of crisis and California prisons are no exception.  State officials claim medical services in California’s prisons meet normal community health care standards.  But prisoner rights activists, lawyers, health care workers and the prisoners themselves have a different story to tell. The life … Continued


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Making Contact – March 28, 2008

This is the first of a three-part series, "A Crisis of Care," a look inside California’s prison health care system. In this first show, "Gina’s Story," we’ll hear how a state-sanctioned life sentence became a state-sponsored death sentence as told by loved ones left behind.


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Making Contact – March 21, 2008

Blood, Freedom and Oil:  5 Years in Iraq March 19th 2008, marks the 5th anniversary of the day the US officially invaded Iraq. Its the defining event of our time. We hear from people on many sides of the conflict; Iraqis who’ve lost family members, an oil expert, and Americans who want to "stay the … Continued